[30 Day Challenge] 30 Interesting Facts

Random Observation/Comment #274: It’s easier to remember things if you think they’re interesting. Now you just need to find out what interests you.

as we keep walking

Why This List?

I read a lot of random things and it usually leads to discovering really crazy and interesting facts. I don’t think I’ve written them all down except randomly in my journal entries, but I’ll scower my resources to keep people myself entertained.

  1. Antarctica is the driest place on Earth. Parts of the continent haven’t seen rainfall for over 2 million years.
  2. Chicken Tikka Masala comes from Glasgow. Invented in the late 1960s and exported to India from Britain.
  3. North Korea and Finland are separated by one country
  4. The game monopoly was initially creatd to show the player the flaws of Capitalism
  5. At any given time, 0.7% of the world is drunk. That means there are about 50 million drunk people right now.
  6. -40 degrees F = -40 degrees C
  7. Every time you look to the sky, you’re looking back in time.
  8. Killer Whales are dolphins
  9. Right now, there is at least one spot on your body that itches
  10. Jagermeister does not contain deer or elk blood
  11. A person of average size and weight burns about 60-70 calories just by sitting around and watching television
  12. Twitter’s bird logo is named Larry, for Larry Bird
  13. Alaska is so big that you could fit 75 New Jerseys in it
  14. Julia Child was 6 feet, 2 inches tall.
  15. According to some estimates, Americans are sitting on $30 billion worth of unredeemed gift cards.
  16. When table tennis was originally created in 1889, it was called gossima.
  17. The consistency of your ear wax is genetic.
  18. If your morning commute to work is 20 minutes or less, it’s below the national average. New Yorkers have some of the longest commutes, averaging 40 minutes.
  19. The “G” in “G-Spot” stands for Gräfenberg, a German-born doctor who studied female sexual physiology.
  20. During sleep, fluid in the body tends to pool in low-lying areas, which is why most of us wake up with noticeable bags under our eyes.
  21. Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.
  22. The average life of tastebuds is 10 days
  23. In every episode of Seinfeld there is a superman somewhere.
  24. Table tennis balls have been known to travel off the paddle at speeds up to 160 km/hr.
  25. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver and purple.
  26. Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a “Friday the 13th.”
  27. Einstein couldn’t speak fluently when he was nine. His parents thought he might be retarded.
  28. The longest one-syllable word in the English language is “screeched” (or “giraffe”)
  29. Giraffes have the same number of vertebrae in their neck as a human does
  30. Gravity in Oslo is about 0.5% stronger than in Mexico City

~See Lemons Love Interesting Things